Arrived last night to one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been. Now I know I’m prone to hyperbole. Hell, I might exaggerate more than anyone on the planet, but this time it’s the honest truth. Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park. If you know where Banff or Lake Louise are, just head a little west, cross into British Columbia, and you’re almost there. Most of these images are not from here. I’ll do some today and this evening. But right now I’m drinking coffee in front of a large fireplace thinking about the 9500 kilometers I’ve just driven and how close I am to home. Just crossing the border into BC made me smile and last night I had a celebratory glass of bourbon in front of the fireplace, and fell asleep to the deafening quiet of a mountain lake under 5 feet of snow.
In a couple days I head home to Vancouver. Corwin, my manager and best friend, has found me a live/work loft apartment in a building I’ve known and loved for years. My friend Kevin Clark has a studio there. Close friends have lived there, too. (Daniel, remember that lady above you? The one in the steel-on-concrete stiletto heels? She’s moved out and I’m moving in.) And with any luck and the appropriate prayers to the patron saint of border crossings, I’ll soon have what I need to get back into the nation to the south of me, with whom I am not on speaking terms just now. 🙂 In the mean time I think I’ll head to Tofino and see Pacific Rim National Park.
Anyways, just a note to say hello. I’ll do my best to get a desktop wallpaper to you today or tomorrow. Probably tomorrow. I’ve not forgotten, just hoping to get you something fresh and right now I hear breakfast and my snowshoes calling me. Speaking of getting things to you, I’ve just finished the edits and layouts for my next ebook – Forget Mugshots, 10 Steps to Better Portraits. I love publishing books from my friends, but there’s something different when the book is my own. Can’t wait to release it. It should be ready for you on March 13th.